"The biggest political crime in American history, by far!" is how President Donald Trump put it in one of many tweets sent out on Mother's Day. But in the Rose Garden Monday, when twice asked what crime he was accusing former President Barack Obama of having committed exactly, Trump didn't say.
"It's a disgrace that it happened, and if you look at what's gone on, and if you look at it now, all of this information that's being released, and from what I understand, that's only the beginning."
- Mr. President, in one of your Mother's Day tweets, you appear to accused President Obama of "the biggest political crime in American history, by far"-- those were your words. What crime exactly are you accusing President Obama of committing? And do you believe the Justice Department would prosecute him?
DONALD TRUMP: Obamagate. It's been going on for a long time. It's been going on from before I even got elected. And it's a disgrace that it happened. And if you look at what's gone on, and if you look at now, all of this information that's being released-- and from what I understand, that's only the beginning-- some terrible things happened. And it should never be allowed to happen in our country again. You'll be seeing what's going on over the next-- over the coming weeks, but-- and I wish you'd write honestly about it, but unfortunately, you choose not to do so. Yeah, John, please?
- What is the crime, exactly, that you're accusing him of?
DONALD TRUMP: You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours. John, please.